Manchester and Salford Ramblers

Group name: Manchester and Salford Ramblers

This group is a part of Greater Manchester & High Peak Area.

Our activities include:
Short and easy walks, Path maintenance


Our group helps local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. We offer a varied programme of regular walks taking advantage of the excellent walking country in and around Manchester and Salford. You’re very welcome to try walking with us, or to get involved in looking after paths and green spaces and opening up new places to explore.

Walks are held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays. Monday walks are short and start at 11.00am. All Tuesday and Saturday walks start at 10.30 unless otherwise stated and are normally 5- 6 miles, but we have added some longer walks into our programme - so please check details carefully. In the summer we also have some evening walks. 

Walks are normally near public transport so we can include as many people as possible.

As well as walks, we offer regular social activities and we also have a couple of weekends away each year in a Youth Hostel. 

Details of our upcoming walks are on the right and for an outline of the full walks programme and details of our other activities, including our very popular socials, please visit our web site:

There are also more details, pictures and reports on our Facebook page. 

Norther Quarter walking and cycling improvement consultation

The Manchester and Salford Ramblers fully endorse the City Councils aim to make walking and cycling in the Northern Quarter a safer and more enjoyable experience for everyone.

We have made comments on specific details of the plans, but we have also welcomed them as part of the ambition to create the UK’s largest joined-up network for walkers and cyclists.

From that point of view, we have called on the City Council to incorporate into the detailed plans clear linkages and connections with the wider network of routes and rights of way, in particular:

  • The proposed walking routes through the Mayfield development,
  • The Manchester Green Trail, developed by the Ramblers, with support from the Manchester City Council, which passes close to the Norther Quarter route at a number of points,
  • The proposed Irk Valley linear park and walking routes,
  • Chapel Street East and the Salford Trail.

To see the full submission follow this link

Stepping Out for Carers

Stepping Out for Carers is a project being run nationally with The Ramblers. Our Manchester and Salford group are part of this project and some of our members were involved in a video filmed on a Heaton Park carers walk to promote the walks and the project. The 2-minute video can be viewed from 

Check out this blog from one of the Manchester carers

Green Trails in Manchester and Salford 

Our Group devised The Manchester Green Trail, which is a 60 mile route around Manchester, linking parks, green spaces, canal towpaths, riverside walks and along quiet streets.  It is made up of 14 short walks so that everyone in Manchester will have a walk within easy reach of where they live.

For more details please see the special page.

We also establsuhed The Salford Trail,  which is a long distance walk of about 50 miles entirely within the boundaries of the City of Salford. It was officially opened by Ramblers President, Stuart Maconie in May 2017. Again for more details, see the special page.

Greater Manchester Walking Voice

GM Walking Voice is an informal network of people and organisations in Greater Manchester who are working to raise the profile of walking and enable more people to walk for travel and for leisure.

It’s steering group includes representatives of The Ramblers, Transport for Greater Manchester, Living Streets, City of Trees, Sustrans, GM Moving and The Christie Foundation Trust.

To join the GM Walking Voice, click on the link below and scroll down to enter your details:

The website also aims to be a platform to raise awareness of walking groups and routes across Greater Manchester but also provide lots of resources to support walkable communities and information about courses and events. 

There is also information on the 2020 Greater Manchester Walking Festival.